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Metternich the first European by Desmond Seward

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English



  • Austria,
  • Europe


  • Metternich, Clemens Wenzel Lothar, Fürst von, 1773-1859.,
  • Statesmen -- Austria -- Biography.,
  • Austria -- Foreign relations -- 1792-1835.,
  • Austria -- Foreign relations -- 1815-1848.,
  • Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.,
  • Europe -- Politics and government -- 1815-1848.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-282) and index.

StatementDesmond Seward.
LC ClassificationsDB80.8.M57 S49 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1566248M
ISBN 100670826006
LC Control Number91050175

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  This is a deeply researched and unwittingly stupid book. Here are the basic facts of Metternich's life taken from the book: 1. He was the oldest son from an old Austrian/German noble family with entailed rights only the nobility had, including a right to vote and not having to pay taxes (chapter 1)/5(5). Klemens von Metternich, in full Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein, (born , Coblenz, Archbishopric of Trier [Germany]—died J , Vienna, Austria), Austrian statesman, minister of foreign affairs (–48), and a champion of conservatism, who helped form the victorious alliance against Napoleon I and . Kissinger’s portrait of Metternich, in his essay and in a book that same year about the Congress of Vienna, A World Restored, marked a rehabilitation of sorts . Constructed out of three separate works by Metternich's son, this autobiography runs up to and the Congress of Vienna. Parts of it were written in the s, the editing took place thirty years later, it seems fair to assume that the way that events worked out shaped how and what is /5.

Metternich book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As a man Metternich emerges as very different from the austere figure of /5. Metternich Strategist and Visionary (Book): Siemann, Wolfram: This is a major biography of Clemens von Metternich (), perhaps the most important European politician of the first half of the nineteenth century. Metternich held the highest civilian posts in the Austrian Empire without interruption from to , helped determine the shape of post-Napoleonic . Wolfram Siemann tells a new story of Clemens von Metternich, the Austrian at the center of nineteenth-century European diplomacy. Known as a conservative and an uncompromising practitioner of realpolitik, in fact Metternich accommodated new ideas of liberalism and nationalism insofar as they served the goal of peace. And he promoted reform at home.   Buy a cheap copy of Metternich book. Free shipping over $ Buy a cheap copy of Metternich book. Free shipping over $ Skip to content. Search Button. Categories Collectibles Movies & TV Blog Share to Facebook. Share to Pinterest. Share to Twitter. ISBN: ISBN

Kissinger's first book, A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace (), covers not the Nazi era but the latter . "Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (full name German: Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein, anglicised as Clement Wenceslas Lothar von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein; 15 May ? 11 June ) was a German politician and statesman of Rhenish extraction and one of the most important diplomats of his era, serving . Metternich, Clemens Wenzel Lothar, Fürst von, Memoirs of Prince Metternich. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, (OCoLC) Named Person: Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Fürst von; Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Fürst von; Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Fürst von: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book. Clemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar Metternich, Fürst von (klā´mĕns vĕn´tsəl nā´pōmŏŏk lō´tär fürst fən mĕt´ərnĬkh), –, Austrian statesman and arbiter of post-Napoleonic Europe, z, of a noble Rhenish family. While a student in Strasbourg Metternich witnessed revolutionary excesses, to which he later credited his extreme conservatism and hatred of .